These MarineNet courses are recommended to be taken prior to The Basic School. Learning the material below will significantly reduce the amount of studying required during your initial weeks at TBS.
DI5101E000 Driving for Life (Required before you can get your vehicle registered)
B130836000 Operational Terms and Graphics (Required during zero week)
JATLV10000 Joint Anti Terrorism Level 1 (Required during zero week)
SFINJURY00 Semper Fit: Injury Prevention
SFNUTRIT00 Semper Fit: Nutrition
M00CO_0799 Combat Orders
M00CR_0799 Combat Reports
ME4310AA LAND NAVIGATION COURSE
UT03AO0000 UNIT TRAINING MANAGEMENT – PLATOON LEVEL
SAW0010000 M249 SAW
0303AO0000 M240G MACHINE GUN
OPT002 OPTICS AND NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT
OPTOBT OPTICS: OBSERVATIONS TECHNIQUES
OPTNVE INTRO TO NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT
OPTLDS INTRO TO LASERS, DEVICES, AND LASER SAFETY
OPTPEQ PEQ 15
OPTIWS OPTICS: AN/PAS 13D, THERMAL WEAPON SITE
OPTLTI OPTICS: AN/PAS 22 THERMAL SITE
OPTMNS OPTICS: AN/PVS-17 MINIATURE NIGHT SITE
IFAK01 INDIVIDUAL FIRST AID KIT
JTAC07 BASIC CALL FOR FIRE
C0389DCI FIRE SUPPORT PLANNING
0601AO SINCGARS OPERATOR COURSE
CA01AO CULTURAL AWARENESS & TERRORISM
EPMFZLNKM00A L.I.N.K.S. for Marines
How early should these courses be completed?
Anytime really. You will have the first couple of weeks at TBS to get a lot done. I would focus on annual training requirement, some of the other courses may not be required by your Company.
DI5101E000 Driving for Life course has changed to CMCSDDAT01 Driver’s Awareness Training
If I class up on 2 October 2017 should I worry about doing the annual training prior to checking in to TBS since the courses would be void at the end of fiscal 17?
Don’t worry about it. You’ll have the first week to knock everything out.
Good evening Sir, I have about a year before I begin TBS. I am eager to begin studying, and was wondering where should I start? In previous comments I noticed there was talk about annual training, but besides that where should I start? I want to learn as much as possible.
Thank you in advance.
There will be plenty of time to learn what you need while at TBS. If you have a year off, focus on your physical fitness and spending time with friends and family. Particularly, do some hikes in boots and a heavy pack (60+ pounds). You will hike over a hundred miles throughout the six months at TBS. The academics portion is straightforward.